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How minimalism can boost your health – living with less stuff for more life

In Features, Home + Living, Stories by Nicole Fuge

What if we told you that the path to true freedom and health doesn’t start with what you add to your life, but rather what you take away? Enter minimalism, my sassy sisters.

By Anneka Rose

Less is more. This concept might seem alien in a world that constantly tells us more is better. More clothes, more gadgets. More everything. But what if it’s all just… noise? What if we could declutter not just our homes but our lives and our bodies too, for a streamlined, serene life that resonates health and joy?

Here are four magical ways embracing a minimalist lifestyle can transform your health.

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1. Stress Less

When you’re surrounded by clutter, your mind unconsciously absorbs the chaos, leading to heightened stress levels. When you strip away the non-essentials and clear your physical spaces, you’d be amazed at how your mental and emotional space clears too. Less stuff to worry about means less cortisol, our nasty stress hormone, doing damage to your beautiful bod.

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2. More Time for YOU

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in to-do lists and chores? Minimalism offers a life raft. Fewer possessions mean less cleaning, less maintenance, and less mess. This liberated time can be poured back into what truly matters: YOU! It’s time to reclaim those self-care Sunday rituals, pick up that abandoned yoga mat, or dive into that smoothie recipe you’ve been dying to try.

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3. Nourish Your Body, Not Your Cupboards

Having less stuff extends to your kitchen too. By minimising the processed foods and snacks in your pantry and maximising fresh, wholesome ingredients, you can revolutionise your health. In this clean and clear environment, cooking becomes a joy rather than a chore, and every meal nourishes not just your body, but your soul too.

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4. Quality Sleep

Without the chaos of clutter and the stress it brings, you’ll find your sleep improves. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary, a calming space that invites tranquility and deep rest. By embracing minimalism in this sacred space, you’re offering yourself the gift of restorative sleep that is crucial for optimal health.

Now, don’t be thinking that minimalism means stripping away all the joy and beauty from your life. Minimalism is about surrounding yourself with what truly serves you, what truly makes you happy, and saying a big ‘NO’ to the rest. It’s about recognising that every possession requires a piece of your time, energy, and attention, and deciding that YOU are worth more.

Let’s not make this journey about deprivation, but rather celebration. The celebration of more space, more time, more health, and most importantly, more YOU. Now that’s a party I want an invite to.

Embrace the journey, one cluttered cupboard at a time. Remember, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress and always, always about love.

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